Imagine waking up every day to a serene setting with sweeping, waterfront views of the Pawcatuck River and relaxing in the evenings with glorious sunsets! 

Nestled near Watch Hill at 68 Avondale Road in Westerly, the 3-story Dutch Colonial clad with yellow siding and cedar shingles is just brimming with old world charm.  

In addition to a beautifully-landscaped front yard, the large backyard offers plenty of space for gardens, a pool, and tennis court. Farther back on this lot, there is also a barn/boat storage building and a studio cottage that is already rented – so you would enjoy immediate income.  

Stone walls border the back and sides of the .69-acre lot, which feels 5 times larger than its actual size. That’s because of the mature foliage surrounding the property and the open space behind the lot that will never be built on. 

Visualize all the fun you’ll have with family and friends on the opposite side of the street with a deep water dock for a yacht and 2 moorings – where the sweeping views are even more amazing. Fish off the dock, or go boating or kayaking. The property also includes the adjacent 2-story boathouse, which some will remember was the site of a popular lobster shack years ago. Utilize this building’s second level with pecan wood paneling as an art/writing studio or office, and the first level for storing boating/fishing equipment. 

Experience true entertaining space before even entering this colonial gem. Step onto a deep front porch, perfect for alfresco meals and enjoying cool breezes from the river and nearby ocean. Continue on into an inviting foyer. Warm up by the wood-burning fireplace in the double parlor or sitting room, or meander into the garden room with a wet bar that offers a backyard view. 

On the opposite side of the home is an updated eat-in kitchen with 2 islands and an abundance of cherry cabinetry. Double sliding glass doors lead to a large deck with Trex composite decking. Its open concept allows you to see into the family room and large adjacent dining area with a picture window – which all provide river views. A wooden door in the kitchen leads to an extensive workshop with several windows and a door that exits to the backyard. From the workshop, you can also enter the integral 2-car garage with additional shelving and a workbench.

Dark pine flooring flows throughout most of the main level. There is also a convenient full bath with tile flooring on the first floor.

The second level provides plenty of room for a large family or guests with 4 good-sized bedrooms and space for king-sized beds. The huge master suite features built-in drawers, as well as double and single closets. Its large private bath offers double sinks and mirrors. 

Don’t need so many bedrooms? Turn one into an office or exercise room. All the floors except the bathrooms are fir. A door in one of the bedrooms leads to a large attic. Utilize it for storage, or finish it off and create a bonus room.

Another full bath with a tub/shower, large pedestal sink and tile flooring on this floor serves the other bedrooms. This level also contains another room, which could be utilized as a sitting room or study. Additionally, there is a large laundry room on the second floor, which provides space for a folding table and ironing board.

It’s all the little touches that really add charm to this Dutch Colonial house: its gambrel roof architecture, stained glass in folding doors, plaster walls, picture rails, built-in drawers/cabinetry, and nooks and crannies everywhere.

The main portion of this house was built in 1922; the other portions were added later. Surprisingly larger than it seems from the outside, this 2,802-square-foot home has everything you need. Set on a private compound at 68 Avondale Road in Westerly, this divine retreat offers a double parlor and open concept in the kitchen, dining and family room, as well a large front porch and rear deck for entertaining or just relaxing. There are also 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 2 wood fireplaces. This delightful home provides 2 oil-fired heating systems with 5-zone control, an attic fan to keep it cool, a septic system, and is connected to town water. 

You’ll love living close to all the amenities and spectacular beaches in this small resort town. And of course, there is that tranquil waterfront view of the Pawcatuck River. Just think of all the fun you’re going to have at the boathouse and on your private dock that is deep enough to dock a yacht. This property is truly a rare find!

The listing price is $3.1 million. For more information, contact Realtor Nancy Richmond at Randall, Realtors on her cell phone at 401-855-2195, or by email at

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